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. consumers are certainly cutting back, sales of big ticket items like cars and appliances tumbling more than 4%, and that's really effecting our economic growth. we're going to be talking more about this throughout the show today. >>> so that's our first headline but one of many as we start off this friday morning. hi, everybody, i'm jenna lee. jon: and i'm jon scott. dramatic new developments in that debt standoff in washington, and we are all over them. president obama speaking just moments ago urging republicans and democrats to reach some kind of compromise. he's warning the u.s. will lose its top credit rating if it falls into an unprecedented default. jenna: and it could lose that rating anyway. that's something we've been hearing a lot this week, that despite some of the decisions made in d.c., we could still see a downgrade. now, the political standoff as we know it is escalating this hour. a senior gop official, a house aide, i should say, telling fox news that house republicans will pass their debt plan today. we thought that yesterday. we'll see if it happens today. a bill that se
, the big question is whether or not his defense attorneys will actually ask for this case and the charges to be dropped, and what the judge will say about that, or, if there's some other reason for them to meet. you know what, what we're learning is there are details that have come out about the accuser in this case, and her past, that even had the prosecution now asking questions about this woman. questions that this trial could hinge on, because she is their witness. the only way that they can really press sexual assault charges against dominic strauss-kahn is with her testimony, convincingly, so it has been said, by prosecutors up until now. will defense attorneys for dominic strauss-kahn then ask this judge to dismiss the charges based on the fact that the prosecution may or may not have enough evidence to go forward. we're watching this, that meeting is coming up, those manhattan prosecutors and defense lawyers, meeting in an office. as soon as we know what -- what has happened, we'll bring it to tower office. this is big news, this man lost his job behind the sexual assault charges
: well, jon, this plans to be a very, very big day, indeed. one of our producers on the house side was just standing outside a republican caucus meeting, and one of the last things he heard was some voice, he doesn't know who, saying, all right, let's go out there and kick the blank out of them, that after speaker boehner admonished his caucus to get their as in line, rhyming with basses. beginning at 12:30 this afternoon, the first of debates and votes, the first on a rule itself. assuming that passes, it moves on to debate of the boehner bill. what are the chances of passage? we've got a graphic you should keep in mind as you watch the debate this afternoon. there are 240 republicans, boehner needs 217. he can only afford to lose 23, and if it passes the house, it's going to pass by a squeaky, close margin if it does at all. it faces a highly uncertain future in the senate, jon. jon: just for our viewers, well, from the senate what's the latest word? >> reporter: we've heard this so far, that 53 democratic senators have signed a pledge to vote against the boehner bill. here's sen
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